In the upcoming athletic year, certain Kansas State home games will be broadcast online.
The Wildcats are expected to announce Monday the unveiling of an online platform that will provide a home for their third-tier broadcast rights. Under Big 12 rules, every team in the league is allowed to withhold one home football game from the conference’s first-tier (ESPN/ABC) and second-tier (Fox sports) broadcast providers and air it on its own.
Texas, as has been well publicized, is unofficially launching its Longhorn Network with a football game against Rice. K-State will broadcast its opener against Eastern Kentucky, with a kickoff time of 6 p.m. on Sept. 3 at Snyder Family Stadium, in similar fashion.
The online platform will also allow K-State to broadcast home games in non revenue sports, such as volleyball. Wildcats athletic director John Currie has listed broadcasting every sporting event on campus, in some form, as a long-term goal.
On the athletic department’s official twitter feed, K-State described the upcoming announcement as something that “will have a dramatic impact on K-Staters world-wide.”
Full details will be released by the university Monday.